Angraecum magdalenae

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KyushuCalanthe

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That's a lot of flowers for one plant. All your plants seem so big and vigorous. I grew this one in Florida for years, but it doesn't grow well in Japan for me. I think the winters are just a little bit cool/damp for it's liking, and the summers too short. I always fancied its scent as being like a floral version of nutmeg and honey. Really rewarding species if you can grow it well.
 

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That's a lot of flowers for one plant. All your plants seem so big and vigorous. I grew this one in Florida for years, but it doesn't grow well in Japan for me. I think the winters are just a little bit cool/damp for it's liking, and the summers too short. I always fancied its scent as being like a floral version of nutmeg and honey. Really rewarding species if you can grow it well.
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you may not be able to do well with am angraecum m, but you have so much going on in Japan. I lived in Tokyo 1976-1980 and in addition to the cherry and plum blossoms, one of my favorite memories was seeing the older cherry trees wrapped in straw for the winter as a way to protect from the borers (insects). Do they still do that?
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you may not be able to do well with am angraecum m, but you have so much going on in Japan. I lived in Tokyo 1976-1980 and in addition to the cherry and plum blossoms, one of my favorite memories was seeing the older cherry trees wrapped in straw for the winter as a way to protect from the borers (insects). Do they still do that?
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Tom, when you were in Tokyo, I was a teenager in N.Y. state growing orchids with my dad. That was when I first saw this species, plus many other Angraecoids from Madagascar. They had me spell bound. Yes, Japan is full of wonders, though I have been here so long I almost have become complacent about it all, and so I sometimes forget how special so many things are here. They certainly still wrap tree trunks with straw to protect them from cold and insect damage. Though Japan has changed a lot even in the 20 years I've been here, somethings remain very much the same.
 

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Will you give us a little information on your growing conditions to achieve such a
beautiful Ang.?
All my plants in the same GH so all treated pretty much the same. Good bright light (1500-3500 Fc), good air movement, pretty good humidity. I don’t heat so temps range 40-85 F. Water more in spring-fall adjusting frequency based on temp, much less in winter. Fertilize bi-weekly (when I remember). The GH is in Bolinas Ca so costal Mediterranean like climate.
Angraecums like magdalenae generally do not like to be repotted and can SERIOUSLY SULK
so I tend to use a mostly inorganic mix for them. This plant has not been repotted in approx 8 years. Repot on when new roots start.
Having said all that I tend to think I was pretty lucky with this plant!
 

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